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2020 Virtual Summit on Ending Homelessness
October 28 and 29, 2020
KEYNOTE: REGINA CANNON M.S.
COVID-19: LONG-TERM RECOVERY & STABILIZATION PLANNING
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, communities are required to strike a balance between mounting an adequate crisis response to slow the spread of the coronavirus amongst populations experiencing homelessness and standing up long-term housing recovery and stabilization efforts. This session will elevate equitable crisis response strategies and highlight national best practices around effective housing recovery. Lastly, the session will feature two Michigan communities sharing their local success, challenges, and overall lessons learned.
HUD UPDATE ON HOMELESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND CARES ACT IMPACTS
Brett Esders from the HUD Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) will provide an update on national policy related to homeless assistance programs and activities, including the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and Continuum of Care (CoC) programs. Mark Sorbo from the HUD Detroit Field Office will provide localized updates for homeless service providers in Michigan, and the impacts of COVID-19 and CARES Act funding on homeless programs and services. There will be a breakout session following the plenary to address Q&A.
COVID-19: PREPARING FOR WHAT’S NEXT
COVID-19 has created struggles for Homeless Shelter providers…from client interaction to infection control to building community partnerships to address the impacts of the pandemic. How do you take the opportunity created by the pandemic to develop policies and procedures for emergency response? This session will address identifying gaps in your current response and how to work on them; understanding the role of community partners in response, and how to develop agency preparedness plans for what may come next. Join us to hear examples of successful testing protocols, use of non-congregate shelter, and repurposing of shelter for safety measures in a pandemic.
WHY DON’T YOU ALL JUST TALK TO EACH OTHER?
The question everyone experiencing homelessness asks if we want to end homelessness, we need to identify where that experience intersects with other systems and how we can make positive impacts on our clients at those intersections. In this session, we review work done in northwest Michigan to identify system intersections, how actionable strategies were developed, and how these new ways of looking at systems work are impacting the culture of collaboration. We will provide a roadmap on how to do this work through examples of processes and gaps through projects with a hospital, a substance use disorder program, child welfare, behavioral health, and juvenile justice along with coordinating untapped community navigation resources with Street Outreach.
MSHDA’S ESG-CV AND HMIS ROUNDTABLE
Join staff from both MSHDA and MCAH as we review the latest information regarding ESG-CV and HMIS. Highlights include strategies for reviewing ESG-CV data in your CoC or Local Planning Body, updates regarding ESG-CV CAPERs, and frequently asked data entry questions.
RECUPERATIVE SHELTER: RESTORING HEALTH, A PATHWAY HOMEKnow Where to Go | Medication Reminder | Health Goals | Narcotic Count Sheet
Propelled by inappropriate hospital discharges, Recuperative care (also known as medical respite) is a specialty shelter that offers healthcare providers a safe place to discharge homeless patients when they no longer require hospitalization but still need to heal from an illness or injury. This session will provide an overview of the program and information on how to secure funding for Recuperative shelter services from hospitals and Medicaid managed care organizations.
A CALL-TO-ACTION: YES, YOU CAN STILL DO ADVOCACY IN THE AGE OF COVID
STREETS TO HOUSING: USING COORDINATED ENTRY IN A RURAL CONTEXT
This session will highlight coordination among three rural homelessness response systems access points: a call center, shelters, and street outreach as the first step on the path towards housing. The session will then proceed to highlight the effort to include locating housing to help people exit homelessness.
TRANSFORMING THE HOMELESS SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEM THROUGH A RACIAL EQUITY LENSSlidedeck
In alignment with the goals in the MCTEH three-year state plan, this session will offer examples of strategies that can be deployed to transform the homeless service delivery system through a racial equity lens. The session will showcase four Michigan communities that are in various stages of grounding their local homeless response efforts in racial equity and building strategies informed by persons with lived experience and expertise.